A Blessed CompetitionSo there I was, at the dirt track, in full runner's gear, only now fully realizing that I had challenged the town's stud to a competition over my girlfriend Betty. I don't know what troubled me more: That I had just bet her like a lifeless object or that at no point she seemed to be bothered by it. I didn't dare to mention it though. After all, she was there with me, telling me that she has faith in me.I heard George's big horsepower approach long before I saw him. He showed up just in time to be five minutes late. To a DUEL, for God's sake! The audacity!I was probably the only one who wasn't impressed by the absolutely straight and boring brake to a halt. The fact that the parking lot was covered in gravel and the car slided across it without any vigor made that onlooker reaction even more appalling.The car had hardly stopped when the door opened and there he was - "Georgeous G" (How unbelievably pompous - I bet he created that nickname himself; He works in marketing after all.) -
What is the moon pointing at?It is pointing at a kōan.
ViewpointsThe crazed responds to violence with more violence.The righteous responds to violence with equal violence.The just responds to violence with less violence.The tired responds to violence with no violence.The fearless responds to violence with love.The crazed views the righteous as pompous, the just as foolish, the tired as scum and the fearless as lunatics.The righteous views the crazed as competition, the just as dangerous, the tired as irrelevant and the fearless as offensive.The just views the crazed as dangerous, the righteous as extremist, the tired as naive and the fearless as delusional.The tired views the crazed as hopeless, the righteous as saddening, the just as disappointing and the fearless as powerless.The fearless views the crazed, the righteous, the just and the tired as in need of love.